For Elke's lovely challenge 'Landscapes of the soul'
at Art Journal Journey I have an A4 mixed media piece.
I made the background some time back, using paints and pastel chalks,
and then forgot about it, which is why it looks a bit
worse for wear. I added the lanterns, which I cut out
of a catalogue and some washi tapes. I am also linking to
This week I got a wonderful surprise in the post - I just
love happy mail. It was sent by CJ & Ink - my prize from a draw
she did on her blog, when she offered a set of crocheted
coasters. They were accompanied by lots of other
fab goodies, including the beautiful, handmade journal
on the right, with 'thoughts' written on the title page.
Thanks for your generosity CJ, you can see how
nice my cup looks sitting on the new coasters!
As many of you know, I am fascinated by the dawn,
sunrise, moon, sky and clouds. If you look carefully in the first photo
you can see Venus to the right of the tree:
And it's always magical when the sun slides over the
I took a walk last week to the castle and village of Kalkum.
I love this 'lovers' walk' in the grounds:
The Michaelmas daisies were poking through the fence:
The mill stream and mill:
The big storm a couple of weeks back brought a tree down
which destroyed part of the wall:
I enjoyed the autumn colours and reflections in the moat
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!